There’s a chill in the air, the leaves are turning and our Indian summer has passed. It’s time to make our homes as cosy as possible.
What many people don’t realise is that rain and wind contribute to heat loss from a house just as much as a drop in outside air temperature. Recent research carried out by the University of Salford’s School of the Built Environment found that heat loss will increase by 5-8 per cent if it’s windy outside and 20 percent if it’s raining. And if, as many of us have experienced this past week, it’s windy and rainy, the figure can rise to 30 per cent.